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Jack Robertiello

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Jack Robertiello

Frequently writing and consulting about spirits, Jack Robertiello also judges at events including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Rum Fest, and Spirits of Mexico.


Milos Miami Article
The Designs of Beers   January 21, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Jeffrey Beers International has been one of the big names in hospitality design since the 90's. Some of the more high profile projects include a huge chunk of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, Japonais restaurant in several cities...

Wine Article
The First Trends Numbers of 2013   January 21, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Each January, a flood of figures emerge from the previous year, telling us what, how, when and where we drink. What to do with them depends on your business model, but ignore them at your peril.

Whisky Article
Whiskey Wars! Comparing Irish Whisky vs. American Whiskey    January 8, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The growing trend to return Irish to its pre-Prohibition standing as the country’s favorite imported whiskey continues. However, despite the surge, Irish pales in comparison, in sales, interest and, usually, hue, to American whiskies.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Keeping Up with Societal Changes in Chain Beverage    January 7, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Chain restaurant beverage execs have faced tough decisions over the past four years, in many cases slowing adaptation to the sudden societal changes going on outside their doors. Some changes offer promise, as well as challenges, in 2013; here are a few.

Wine Glasses Article
Wine Cocktails Get Their Due   December 11, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

Wine-based cocktails rarely get real respect, but at NYC Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner's The Upholstery Room wine bar, a well-crafted list created by wine & beverage director Leo Schneemann features an array of drinks relying on wine as the heart of the concept. Schneemann shares the secrets behind the...more >>

Jack Robertiello Blog
Annual Trend Reports Worth Reviewing    December 11, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

Two reports out in the past few weeks were interesting to read and worthy of review including the National Restaurant Association's Annual Survey and Technomic's BarTAB.

Drink Article
'Tis The Season...To Warm up with Winter Menus    December 11, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

If you haven't already devised your winter warmers, at least a couple, you'll find some menu inspiration here, as well as a speakeasy with great provenance, and some ambitious tackling of holiday menus.

Red Cross Blog
Sandy Leaves Her Mark on NY Area Bars   November 27, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

The waters have receded and the winds died down, but the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy will be long-lasting and in some cases permanent. Many bars and restaurants are struggling to get back on their feet, but among the stars of the recovery are the NYC chapter of the United States...more >>

Cocktail Article
Four Distinct Stand Out Cocktail Programs    November 27, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

Wine-based drinks, Francophile cocktails, infusions in bottles and giving the customer what he/she wants - four smart and coherent ways to build a cocktail program.

Kevin Sousa Article
Smoked Onions and Fernet Anyone?   November 27, 2012
By: Jack Robertiello

Pittsburgh's chef Kevin Sousa has developed a reputation for his strong culinary vision and dedication to the steel city, and now he's put his mark on the cocktail scene as well.



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